My 6 wk old chick just ate a hair elastic

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NHchicks, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9 yr. old just came in and told me one of the chicks just swallowed one of those half-dollar diameter hair elastics. She said he took the thing, which he found on the ground (grrr) and all the chicks were running after him, and he downed it.

    Will he survive this? I'm thinking not. UGH!!!!!
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would be surprised by the stuff they eat. I once found a 8 " piece of leather in chicken poop. I'm sure time will tell if his "rubber worm" goes on through. Oh word to the wise NEVER LEAVE THE TACKLE BOX OPEN no body ate the hooks but neon green wigglers are the fave
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hopefully, it will work it's way out of the end....
     
  4. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check it's not wrapped itself round his tongue - rubber bands are bad for that.

    I'm sure ours eat sorts of stuff that if we knew about it we'd be fretting over them.

    The question is.... will she wear it again once it has come out the other side ?
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

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  6. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good. You all are giving me hope. I will update tomorrow if the poor baby is still alive.
     
  7. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I promised, and in case anyone was up all night worrying [​IMG] my chick is still alive. I guess their digestive systems aren't as fragile as I thought.

    PHEW.
     
  8. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] yippee!! [​IMG]
    Hope everything comes out ok! [​IMG]
     

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